The Sunday Reader: Vol. 1 | #40

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Infographic: You Have More Time for Bible Reading than You Think

How long it takes average readers to finish different books of the Bible? Here’s a striking visual representation. Takeaway: “Do you have a spare 5 minutes in your day? Take up and read the book of Jude or maybe even Obadiah. Do you have 15 minutes? Read Ruth or Philippians. Do you have an hour? Immerse yourself in Nehemiah or Romans.” HT: Nicol P.

Why did Jesus say he wouldn’t drink wine again until the kingdom when he ate and drank other things?

In Mark 14:25, Jesus says he won’t drink of the vine until the Kingdom. But soon after drinks vinegar. So how do those fit together? Here’s an answer to one of those I-didn’t-realize-that-was-a-question questions.

Jesus Celebrates Hanukkah!

An archeological look back on the history and possible significance of our Lord’s participation in this intertestamental feast.

Free Book: The Story of Redemption

In case you missed it last week… Crossway is giving away digital copies of an overview of the whole Bible. Basically, each book of Scripture receives a 1-2 page summary connecting it with the Gospel and other major themes.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.